MSI Introduces P67A-GD80 (B3) Motherboard

MSI Introduces P67A-GD80 (B3) Motherboard

In addition to the Big Bang-Marshal (B3) motherboard, MSI also announced the P67A-GD80 (B3) mainboard. Aimed towards enthusiasts, the new motherboard offers the OC Genie II one-touch overclocking system that makes it easy to optimize the system. The P67A-GD80 (B3) also features a 12 phase power design along with MSI's DrMOS advanced digital VRM to help increase system stability when pushing for extreme overclocking. You'll find three sets of PCI-E x16 2.0 expansion slots on the new P67A-GD80 (B3). The motherboard can support up to a maximum of three-way SLI or CrossFireX multi-GPU Computing.

MSI P67A-GD80 (B3) Mainboard Debuts
12 Power Phase DrMOS and 3 PCI-E x16 2.0 for Ultimate Performance

Taipei Taiwan--World-renowned mainboard and graphics card manufacturer MSI has released the latest board to support Intel's Sandy Bridge processors and aimed towards enthusiasts: the P67A-GD80 (B3) mainboard. Utilizing MSI's various P67's exclusive specifications and technologies, such as the Military Class II Components standard which symbolizes high quality and stability, the comprehensive OC Genie II one-touch overclocking system, the uEFI-based ClickBIOS technology, and the SuperCharger function that provide mobile devices with the optimal charging. It also has a built in 12 phase DrMOS power supply and 3 sets of PCI-E x16 2.0 expansion slots, providing a more stable power supply for overclocking and for support up to a maximum of three-way multi-GPU computing.

Military Class II Components – A Standard for Higher Quality

Continuing MSI's tradition for the P67/H67 series design, the all new P67A-GD80 (B3) is built with top-class second generation military standard materials and parts; through the benefits of Hi-c CAP, Super Ferrite Choke (SFC) and Solid CAP, the overall product lifespan has reached a higher level.

12 DrMOS Power Phase -- a Higher Level of Overclocking Stability

Satisfying the extreme enthusiasts' power supply needs for over-clocking, the P67A-GD80 (B3) uses a specially designed 12 phase power design, combined with MSI's leading DrMOS advanced digital VRM, it allows outstanding performances on both power supply quality and efficiency, effectively increasing system stability when pushing for extreme overclocking. 

Three sets of PCI-E x16 2.0 – Higher 3D Performance

In order to make it easy for enthusiasts to increase their 3D display performance, the all new P67A-GD80 (B3) has three sets of PCI-E x16 2.0 expansion slots built in, and can support up to a maximum of three-way SLI or CrossFireX multi-GPU Computing. The optimized slot interval design allows you to avoid problems with dual slot graphics cards; this is one of P67A-GD80 (B3)'s design features to provide better airflow.

OC Genie II - Complete System Overhaul with the Touch of a Button

The widely popular OC Genie II overclocking technology for the P67/H67 series is also equipped on the P67A-GD80 (B3); by using the hardware buttons on the motherboard or options in the ClickBIOS interface, enthusiasts can achieve system optimization in the blink of an eye; there is no need for complex computer knowledge or performing any critical settings -- just activate the OC Genie II function to unleash all of the system's potential performances in a second.

Combined Software and Hardware Specifications for a Complete Experience

The all new P67A-GD80 (B3) continues MSI's rich functions and features for the P67 series, for including exclusive functions such Control Center II's Instant OC function that does not require restarting the system after overclocking in the operating system, SuperCharger technology which provides 3 times the charging power through front panel USB ports, and Hollywood-class THX sound field enhancement technology. It also supports 10 sets of USB3.0 and 4 sets of SATA 6Gbps connection ports, making it a top choice in terms of either expandability or convenience. This is a board that enthusiasts can't afford to miss when purchasing the P67 series products.

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Hopefully it will not be long before more "B3" boards arrive in channel.

Good to see MSI out the gate 1st though. I just hope nothing else rears it ugly head as far as the P67 chipset goes.

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this board is bad to the bone 12 USB3 ports just to start with, 8 PCI x, cap's dual power banks on and on awesome components.

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